Student Field Trip Options

Science, History, Inspiration.

Aviation embodies STEM. From the science of George Cayley in 1799 describing the forces needed for flight, to using that knowledge in engineering a heavier-than-air flying machine, and finally creating the technology necessary for travel to space, aviation inspires generations, and generations make history.  The Lone Star Flight Museum intertwines history and science to inspire the next generation to fly higher. Our self-guided tours start with a brief introduction from a member of our Education Team who will prepare you for takeoff, then students have the freedom to explore the Museum with their chaperone. If requested, docent-led tours are available at no additional charge and include exhibit highlights, aviation facts and interesting stories about our aircraft. 

Thank you, Teachers!

This summer, to say thank you to all our educators, your visit to the Flight Museum is on us. Just bring a school ID to receive a free adult admission ticket. This offer is available to all public, private, and homeschool educators and administrators. While you’re here, meet with our Education Team if you like.

ALL EDUCATION PROGRAMS – AVAILABLE TUESDAY- SATURDAY (10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.)

Summer hours: We will be open Tuesday through Sunday during the summer. Book your summer camp field trip now by completing the form below. The Education staff will book your reservation and can help make arrangements for your group.

COVID INFORMATION

LSFM ensures the safety of all our visitors. We are accepting student field trips at this time. Students can be broken into small groups to tour and may be put on a rotating schedule to ensure any one area of the museum does not get overcrowded. The museum is 130,000 square feet (large enough to display aircraft!), so there is plenty of room to spread out. Classroom space is used only with proper social distancing between seated students and is disinfected between groups. The equipment of the Aviation Learning Center is disinfected between uses. All visitors and staff have their temperature checked upon entry to the building, masks must always be worn, and hand sanitizer is readily available around the building. Please note, as conditions change in the community, our policies will be adjusted.

Homeschoolers

Lone Star Flight Museum is a great place to enhance homeschool learning. For homeschool friendly information, including classes specifically designed for you, click Read More below.

Student Touring / Standard Field Trip

  • $5 per student for groups over 100, $8 per students for smaller groups.
  • One FREE Chaperone per every 10 students. Adults above 1:10 ratio, $8.
  • Explore the museum at your own pace using TEKS based Activity Guides or our new App (coming soon!). Or, for more in-depth learning, take a Docent-guided tour of the museum.
  • Staff will assist educators at every step of the their preparation, including recommending Activity Guides and rotating activity schedules that will ensure students see and do everything easily. Email education@lonestarflight.org to let us answer any questions.
  • On the day of the visit, LSFM School Guides greet students, give an introduction to the museum, and are available to assist teachers and chaperones.
  • Lunch space available for any size group.
  • Souvenir gift shop available.
  • Plenty of free bus parking.

Choose from:

Self-Guided Tour 

Build a purposeful field trip by including pre- and post-activities, as well as customizable visit Activity Guides, to make a day at the museum an extension of your classroom. Short presentation by museum staff can teach your students about the opportunities in aviation – “Dreamers” for elementary students tells the story of the people before the Wright Brothers that wished they could fly, “Doers” presents the real career opportunities in aviation to middle schoolers, and “History Makers” for high school students describes the success stories of some of the members of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.

Docent Tour 

A tour guided by our knowledgeable docents details the history, design and stories of our warbird collection. Tours last 1 to 1 1/2 hours, can be customized to fit the interests and focus of your group and welcome Q&A discussions. Docent tours are recommended for student in the 8th grade and above, especially JROTC organizations, and can accommodate groups of up to 80 students. Students will have time to explore the rest of the museum at their own pace. A docent tour may be added to an Aviation Learning Center activity.

Aviation Learning Center

Full ALC Experience

This two-hour program incorporates all three areas of the center – the hands-on science of the Learning Lab, preflight inspection and activities in the Mooney Hangar, and flight time in the simulators.

  • Available for groups of 10 – 60 students per 2-hour session.
  • 5th – 12th grade.
  • $10 for Title I students, $12 for non-Title I.
  • Includes full museum access.

Pilot Experience 

A one-hour program including the preflight inspection, flight planning, and flight simulator experience.

  • Available for groups of 10 – 20 students per 1-hour session.
  • 4th – 12th grade.
  • $10 for Title I students, $12 for non-Title I.
  • Includes full museum access.

Learning Lab 

This one-hour study of the foundational science of flight explores topics such as Forces of Flight, Navigation and Map Reading, Parts of a Plane, and Flight Controls.

  • Ideal for groups of 10 – 20 per 1-hour session
  • 6th – 12th grade.
  • $10 for Title I students, $12 for non-Title I.
  • Includes full museum access.

Field Trip and Class Registration Form

If you would like to register for a field trip, ALC experience, class, distance learning, or other student activity, please complete the form below.

  • It is important to fill out the form completely to ensure we can process your reservation.
  • If you would like to do more than one activity on one day, add secondary activities in the Notes section.
  • If you have multiple field trip dates, use the form field for the first date then add other dates in the Notes section. You only need to fill out the form once.
  • A 10% deposit is required to hold the reservation on activities in the Aviation Learning Center.

Museum staff will contact you to discuss your visit and process your registration within 2 business days. Thank you for choosing the Lone Star Flight Museum to contribute to the education of your students! 

Questions? Email- Education@LoneStarFlight.org / Call- 346-352-7686

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